Product Hunt Tab

A virtual co-working space in your browser's new tab

#3 Product of the WeekMarch 28, 2019
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Product Hunt Tab is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox (Safari coming soon!) to help you stay more productive.
Open a new tab to discover the day's most popular products and join fellow makers from around the world in a virtual co-working space.
  • Jesse Wallace
    Jesse WallaceSr. UX Designer, Dragon Army

    It's really pretty.


    Blog? Coworking? Pomodoro? WHAT?!?#!

    It does the opposite of what I want it to do, which is quickly show me the products as the surface throughout the day with no cruft, and the ability to read and react to comments. Probably an immediate uninstall now. Why wasn't this a separate tool?

    Jesse Wallace has used this product for one day.
  • Derek Shanahan
    Derek ShanahanThree Hex, Cloud Unicorn

    It was so great. Now not so.


    It's not coworking at all. It's just the PH homepage, which is awful UX, stuffed into an extension that was 10x better.

    I was a massive fan of the old PH Tab, which just showed the days best products gallery style. PH hijacked it for this half-baked thing that's really just a light version of their homepage, which I avoid already. Really sad to see such a great simple product go away to make room for unbridled growth goals. Or whatever the point of this thing is.

    Derek Shanahan has used this product for one year.
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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
So excited to share this with you all. Late last year me and the Product Hunt team met in LA to reflect on the year and plan 2019's roadmap. Our team is globally distributed across 10 countries so we've seen the pros and cons of remote working. At the offsite we had the idea to build a "virtual co-working space" to help solve for some of the challenges remote workers, freelancers, and solo makers face (I wrote about many of those challenges here). Here's a whiteboard sketch of our notes: Fast forward to today, we're introducing Product Hunt Tab, a browser extension that asks “What are you working on?” Enter your current goal or to-do to enter “focus mode” alongside other makers around the world. Our goal is to help connect makers and encourage them to help each other. We'd love your feedback and have a looooong list of ideas we're exploring for v2, including a community-curated music playlists, private spaces, co-working buddies, and a bunch more. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments here. 😊
@rrhoover smart idea repurposing the old chrome extension to piggy back on it's distribution (45,535 users!).
Owen Far
Owen Far@owenfar1 · Master Web Development
@rrhoover "A virtual co-working space" is a bit misleading to say for this version honestly. I expected something more, but once I read that you have a "looooong" list of ideas for future versions, maybe than it will make sense. You should also try to avoid building this as an extension, and build it as a separate product page instead. The idea is great and it has a lot of potential otherwise.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@owenfar1 good points. v1 is what you see now: an extension. But this will be accessible on the web (without the extension) and we're eager to eventually build a mobile app, integrations with task managers like Todoist, and expand the product based on everyone's feedback.
BrianBest@brianbest · Software Developer
@rrhoover I love this, my buddy @colinmacinnis and I tried to build something similar to this years ago but couldn't find a user base. or rather we could get users in but it was hard to keep meaningful engagement up. Anyway happy to swap notes sometime!
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d a n n y@searchresults
@rrhoover @tomfme Smart idea for whom? Existing users have existing expectations of their experience. You don't create loyalty when you take something they want and give them something they don't.
Pavel Abdurakhimov
Pavel Abdurakhimov@unnanego · AR/VR, Junglist
I don't want all of this, I only want the daily products with big icons! Please, make a separate old version for people like me =(
Claude Dech
Claude Dech@claude_dech
@unnanego Yes. I had to uninstall it. You should try Muzli, it can get you close to the same thing (but still not as good.)
Shyjal@shyjal · Founder,
@unnanego Simply download the .ZIP you want and drag + drop it onto your chrome://extensions page.
Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano
Antônio Guilherme Ferreira Viggiano@aviggiano · Entrepreneur
@unnanego @shyjal You are a genius. Many thanks
samuel ladapo
samuel ladapo@samuel_ladapo · Web Developer
I've been using the Product Hunt Tab for a while now and I can say this new version is much more better than the old one.
samuel ladapo
samuel ladapo@samuel_ladapo · Web Developer
Instead of the product links taking me to product hunt's website, I would have prefered it to be a modal, so I don't get to leave the tab to get me distracted.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverMakerPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@samuel_ladapo good feedback 🙏🏼
Sooraj 🌏
Sooraj 🌏@iamsooraj · Building Carrom ( prev Asyncmatic )
Looking forward to a day where Product Hunt becomes a sane social media for Makers.
Jesse Wallace
Jesse Wallace@jesse_wallace · Sr. UX Designer, Dragon Army
Would be fine if it wasn't trying to serve two masters. All I want is to be able to see screenies of new products. It pains me deeply that this replaced the tab I loved for years.
Ross Currie
Ross Currie@rossdcurrie · Founder, Brutal TearDowns
Derek Shanahan
Derek ShanahanPro@dshan · Three Hex, Cloud Unicorn
@jesse_wallace @rossdcurrie Ditto. Really bummed.